Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM | Y400
New WCL Campus at 4300 Nebraska Ave., NW
Traditionally a tool for software developers, GitHub has taken its place as a way for government offices and lawyers to make their work more “open source.” More than 300 government agencies including Federal Communications Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and 18F are using the platform for to post and get feedback on policy and programs, and cities (Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco), states (New York, Washington, Utah) and countries (United Kingdom, Australia) are sharing code and paving a new road to civic collaboration. In the past few years, lawyers and firms have even begun using GitHub to post legal documents and some have proposed that the tool be used to track and comment on legislation.
Training by Alla Goldman Seifert – 18F Consulting & Acquisition Attorney and Internet Law & Policy Foundry Fellow